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アバター3D観ました。



皆さまこんばんは。
今年もどうぞよろしくお願い致します。

さて、元旦に「アバター」を観てきました。
もちろん3Dのほうです。
いやあ、さすがジェームス・キャメロン。面白かったです!
映像がスゴすぎる!!!
スゴすぎる!!!
自分のキャメロン監督はタイタニックではなくてT2なんですね。
確か高校生ぐらいだったと思うんですけど、
横浜のプレミア先行上映会にいとこが連れてってくれて、
そのときの衝撃はすごいものがありました。
(スタンディングオベーション起きててそれもビックリしたなぁ。)
エイリアン2も名作だと思うけど、T2のビックリ度はそれ以上。

しかし、今回のアバターは映像だけだとそれを遥かに上回る出来です。
ストーリーは、あれナウシカ?あれラピュタ?あれマトリックス?
みたいなごちゃまぜ感wはありますけど、映像美ですべてカバー。
とにかく面白かったのでまだ観てない方はぜひご覧ください。

それと3D技術ですけど、飛び出てジャジャジャジャーン的なノリではなく
奥行きを重視した空間表現の3Dが良かったです。
なのでこの映画は絶対IMAXの劇場で観るべき!!
残念ながら私が観たのは普通の劇場(といっても結構大きいほう)なので
スクリーンが小さく感じ奥行きの世界観に入りきれなかったです。
絶対IMAXで観る方が空間の中に入れてもっともっと楽しめられます。
すでにダークナイトを抜いて4位に食い込んでいるみたいなので、
もしかしたらタイタニック、アバターとキャメロン監督で1.2獲得かも。

最後に昨年始めたついったーを紹介したところ
さっそくフォローしてくださった方、どうもありがとうございます!
今年もよろしくです!

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マイケル・ムーア監督といえばコレです。



Bowling for Columbine 2002年

私的にマイケル・ムーア監督の代表作はこれです。
感想はここで長文ずらりと綴るよりとにかく見るべし。
本当にドキュメンタリーとして、ノンフィクションとして、
そして、真実としての映画だと思います。
コロンバイン高校の銃乱射事件をフューチャーして
アメリカの銃社会を考える作品となっていますが、
そこにはアメリカが抱える社会的問題にスポットをあてています。
印象的だったのはマリリン・マンソンの視点、
サウスパークの作者がコロンバイン高校の卒業生だったこと
そしてサウスパークの作者の視線。

この作品を始めて見た時は考えさせられる映画という印象でしたが、
回数を重ねてみる度に色々な視点で見られる映画ですし、
すでに見たという方も、今の日本の状況で見るとハッとします。
まさに、今の日本はこの映画の中のアメリカではないか、と。
ぜひ、今、もう一度ご覧あれ。

Bowling for Columbine 作品概要

1999年4月20日に発生したコロンバイン高校銃乱射事件に題材を取った、マイケル・ムーア監督のノンフィクション・ドキュメンタリー作品。事件の被害者、犯人が心酔していた歌手のマリリン・マンソンや全米ライフル協会(NRA)会長のチャールトン・ヘストン、サウスパークの制作者マット・ストーン、清教徒のアメリカ大陸移住から現在までの銃社会の歴史検証や、コロンバイン市民らへのインタビュー。

そして、アメリカの隣国で隠れた銃器大国のカナダや、日本やイギリスなどの他の先進国との比較から、事件の背景と銃社会アメリカの歪で異常な姿をあぶり出してゆく。本作では銃規制を訴えてはいるが、しかしカナダはアメリカ以上に銃の普及率が高いのに、銃犯罪の発生率が低いのはなぜなのかという今まであまり疑問を待たれずにいた謎についても、ある程度核心に迫る探求を試みる。アメリカ建国の経緯に大きく纏わる先住民族インディアン大虐殺・黒人奴隷強制使役以来、アメリカ国民の大勢を占める白人が彼等からの復讐を未来永劫恐れ続ける一種の狂気の連鎖が銃社会容認の根源にある事を突き止める。

作品中でムーアは、事件の被害者を伴ってアメリカ第2の大手スーパーマーケット・チェーンストアであるKマートの本社を訪れ、交渉の末全ての店舗で銃弾の販売を止めさせることに成功した。

制作費はわずか400万ドルに過ぎなかったが、公開以来全世界で4,000万ドルの興行収入を上げ、世界各国のドキュメンタリー作品の興行成績を塗り替えた。

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マイケル・ムーア監督 「鳩山首相今日はお母さんと一緒じゃないの?」



マイケル・ムーア監督
「鳩山首相、きょうはお母さんと一緒じゃないの?僕にも9億円ください」
と初来日でジョークwwwwwww

マイケル・ムーア監督:“鳩山首相”とコラボ
米のマイケル・ムーア監督(55)の最新映画「キャピタリズム~マネーは踊る~」(10年1月9日公開)の試写会が30日、都内で行われた。
ムーア監督は初来日し、社会風刺コント集団「ザ・ニュースペーパー」と舞台あいさつ。鳩山由紀夫首相(62)のものまねで登壇した福本ヒデ(38)に対し「きょうはお母さんと一緒じゃないの? 僕にも9億円ください」と献金問題をジョークにして笑いを誘っていた。
http://mainichi.jp/enta/cinema/news/20091201spn00m200013000c.html


これはイイ!マイケル・ムーアさすがです。私的にはマイケル・ムーア監督の作品は大好きですべてチェックしています。DVDも揃えてます。本も読んでます。まあ、ムーアフリークなんですが、今回の作品でなんと初来日らしい。そこでこのジョークです。この人のすごさはここです。東京・大阪の一部は先行上映みたいですが、2010年1月9日から全国公開みたいですのでぜひチェックしてみてください。また個人的にムーア監督の作品はレビューしてみたいと思います。

Capitalism: A Love Story 公式(英語) http://www.capitalismalovestory.com/

Capitalism: A Love Story 公式(日本語) http://capitalism.jp/

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Michael Bay: Making Movies, Enemies and Money


© 2009 Platinum Dunes & Shoot For The Edit , michael bay dot com


Michael Bay: Making Movies, Enemies and Money


At the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, the sun can burn your skin in a quarter of an hour. The film crew of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, who have turned this unearthly landscape into a partially destroyed Egyptian village, are covered head to toe in floppy hats, long-sleeved shirts and boots to protect themselves. But not director Michael Bay. He leaps around the set like a little kid, in a short-sleeved Polo shirt.

"Fire in the hole!" An explosion goes off next to a crumbling house. Bay grins approvingly and darts to some fake rocks where stars Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox are cowering in the face of yet another attack by robots from outer space. Over the course of the day Bay will film 63 shots, three times as many as on most sets. "I hear stories about directors waiting eight hours to shoot," says Bay. "How can your game plan be so screwed up? If I ran a studio, I'd fire your ass."

As well known for his blowups on the set as he is for explosions on the screen, Bay has made his share of enemies. One actor who worked as an extra on Pearl Harbor recalls how Bay accused another actor of thinking the attack on Pearl Harbor was funny when someone laughed after hours of sitting for a take. An executive says Bay got so enraged at an extra on the set of Transformers that he made him stand in a corner. Actress Kate Beckinsale told reporters Bay made her feel ugly on the set of Pearl Harbor. (Not true, says Bay. He asked her to work out more.) Bay is known for sometimes clashing with stars on the set, such as Bruce Willis in the 1998 film Armageddon. "He has a tendency to try to be a director and change actors' lines," says Bay. "I don't think Bruce liked that I had a pair of balls." He takes a similarly defensive stand toward the critics who have called his films "vile," "brain dead" and "pandering."

But audiences love him. Bay's seven movies have pulled in $2.6 billion at the box office, putting him in the same league with James Cameron ($3 billion, including Titanic, the highest-grossing film ever, at $1.8 billion). That means something at a time when the movie business is going through its own action thriller, as studios run low on capital and people stop buying DVDs. (Although theaters keep half of ticket sales, the gross amount is a good proxy for the movie owner's total revenue, which includes DVDs and other money streams.)

Bay brings his movies in on time and on budget, a rarity in Hollywood. Because his pay is largely based on the film's profits (usually one-third of the take after the studio recoups its production and advertising costs), he's got plenty of incentive to rein in expenses. "Michael makes me look good because he counts every penny," says Jerry Bruckheimer, who has produced five of Bay's films.

The new Transformers movie (the second full-length feature in the series) cost $195 million to make. But Bay estimates it would have cost $10 million more if he hadn't partnered with General Motors and the U.S. military to get free cars, helicopters and battleships. By keeping the budget (relatively) low on the first Transformers flick, in 2007, he was able to increase his share of the movie's $708 million worldwide gross, earning $80 million from the film. So what if those product placements make his movies look like long commercials? "People say it's whoring out, but it's not," says Bay, 44. "Advertising is in our lives. It's unavoidable. To think you can't have it in a movie isn't real life."

One of his first jobs out of school (he majored in film and English at Wesleyan University) was directing commercials. By the time he was 26 Bay had created ads for Coke, Levi's and Budweiser and a memorable Chevy ad showing a new line of cars being released into the wild. He learned everything on the job--rigging lights, focusing a lens, ordering around big egos like the professional athletes he shot in his Nike ads.

Bruckheimer offered Bay his first directing job in 1994 on Bad Boys, a movie about two Miami cops chasing drug thieves. A great break, except the script was so bad that Bruckheimer's partner, Don Simpson, threatened to take their names off the movie before the first shot. Bay sat down with his stars, Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, and hammered out some bits to make the movie funnier and started shooting. "We had no support from the studio," says Bay in his airy Santa Monica office. "I wanted to make it exciting enough that it would make its money back." In one of the last scenes, Smith was supposed to punch out the bad guy. But the day of the shoot was rained out, and there wasn't enough money to bring back the crew. So Bay put up $25,000 of his $125,000 fee to shoot the scene. The movie, made for $20 million or so, went on to bring in $140 million at the box office globally.

"I didn't get points on that," says Bay, referring to the chunk of the profits big players get from a movie. "I had to beg to even get my [$25,000] back." The experience made Bay smarter about negotiating deals. He took fees on his next two films, The Rock and Armageddon, but by 2000 he decided he wanted to be more than a director for hire and insisted on part ownership. For Pearl Harbor, a $140 million (production cost) movie, he declined upfront pay in favor of a 50% split of what remained after the studio recouped production and advertising costs. The film grossed $450 million; Bay pocketed $40 million. He leaned on the military, saving untold millions by using World War II-era aircraft carriers and battleships.

On the Transformers set in New Mexico, a handful of military personnel stand by at all times to help Bay strategize his attack scenes. "We need to see a commitment from the filmmaker that it's going to look real," says Lieutenant Colonel Gregory Bishop, the U.S. Army's entertainment liaison. "Fighting alien robots isn't realistic, but if we did fight alien robots, this is the way we'd do it." Bay's deal: free tanks, Humvees and rocket launchers as long as they're being used in training exercises. If soldiers are training on an Apache helicopter, Bay can film it for free. Because the Transformer robots turn into cars, Bay was also able to get freebies from GM--as he had earlier, when the auto company contributed flood-damaged cars for Bad Boys. "I gave them glorious deaths," says the director.

Bay has developed an equally strong relationship with Hasbro, the maker of Transformer toys. At first Bay wasn't sure about the idea: Would it be live action? Animation? What about fans who were sure to criticize every little decision? He was convinced by a trip to Hasbro headquarters in Rhode Island, where he was educated in the complicated mythology of the battle between the Autobots and the Decepticons. "He had this idea that everything is more than meets the eye," says Brian Goldner, Hasbro's chief executive. "You could look at almost any vehicle and believe there's a sentient being under there." Bay certainly believed the payback. His deal with Hasbro is second only to that of George Lucas, who gets an estimated 15% royalty on all Star Wars figures. Bay gets an estimated 8% on Transformer toys tied to movies.

He has also brought his common touch to small horror movies and, soon, videogames. In 2003 he launched Platinum Dunes, a production company that specializes in revamping 1970s classics like The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and The Amityville Horror. Bay hires young directors, who make the films for under $20 million each. Most earn back their budgets on opening weekend. As the producer, Bay gets an average 8% of the studio's net on each film.

Then there's Digital Domain, a visual-effects house started by James Cameron that Bay bought in 2007 with his business partner, John Textor. The company had fallen on hard times because of executive infighting, so they were able to pick it up for $35 million. Textor hired several effects wizards from George Lucas' Industrial Light & Magic with the idea of producing superrealistic videogames. Digital Domain broke new ground last year with the Oscar-winning special effects in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

Bay sees a day when videogames will be stored on servers, instead of played on home consoles, to offer theater-quality visual effects. "The game companies want directors to work for them, but they don't want to pay them," he complains. "We want to make it more like a movie studio--where everyone gets a piece of the action." That's how to get more action.

Source: Forbes

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映画はアートとビジネスの融合って考え方を実践しているMichaelに憧れます。

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TRANSFORMERS Revenge of the Fallen (2009)

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遅ればせながら、やっと"TRANSFORMERS Revenge of the Fallen"に・・・

行きますた。

イキますた。

逝きますた。

ふ-------。


Transformers Revenge of the Fallen "Forms" from Bay Films/Michael Bay Dot Com on Vimeo.



行きますた。

イキますた。

逝きますた。

アッ------!

マジで文句なし。前回以上!文句なし。 んーーー文句なし!

以上。


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